What should be the level of security integration into SD-WAN products and services? That will be my question for the panel I moderate on the SD-WAN track at the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress. Here are some vendor views on this topic.
Patrick Sweeney joined Talari Networks in late 2017 so I thought it is a great opportunity to get a fresh view on the SD-WAN vendor and market. The fact Patrick came from a cybersecurity company made it even more interesting. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to have a long video chat with him. This interview is the summary of this chat.
A review of enterprise survey about SD-WAN deployment considerations and enterprise network security as a challenge for enterprise WAN. MPLS cost being one of the SD-WAN deployment drivers raises the question, is MPLS really so expensive compared to business broadband?
There is only so much SD-WAN vendors can do when it comes to VoIP and specifically WebRTC optimization. When a vendor claims for specific VoIP optimization that is based on quality of experience or similar considerations, I suggest to check the details of how this optimization is implemented and which applications it covers.
Delivery of WebRTC based communications services to the enterprise can be (and is today) done over best effort open internet but for higher adoption rates among enterprises it is required to enable the delivery of such services over managed networks.
The growing adoption of SD-WAN allows for agile and dynamic delivery of WebRTC services to enterprises
Having an SD-WAN solution integrated into VMware’s solution portfolio that takes VMware’s network virtualization from within the cloud to connecting enterprises with public and private clouds is important for VMware’s digital transformation and cloud strategy.
VeloCloud seems like a perfect solution for filling this gap. A field proven solution with 100% focus on SD-WAN.